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INSTITUTE INDEX: The fight over solar power's future in North Carolina   |   July 11, 2014
Date on which the N.C. Utilities Commission (NCUC) held a hearing to kick off the process of setting the rate Duke Energy pays for solar power: 7/7/2014 Percent by which Duke...

 

Are environmentalists pushing a risky alternative for coal ash disposal?   |   March 26, 2014
The recent failure of a pipe under a coal ash impoundment at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina sent millions of gallons of pollution into the Dan River and sparked...

 

Duke Energy's inside connections to the McCrory administration   |   February 18, 2014
Following Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, North Carolina state officials have come under scrutiny for their actions leading up to the disaster. Last...

 

Duke Energy caught making illegal charges to customers   |   June 18, 2013
A watchdog group is calling on North Carolina utility regulators to assess at least $5 million in penalties against Charlotte-based Duke Energy for making tens of millions of...

 

Energy watchdog pressures NC governor over conflict of interest   |   March 4, 2013
With North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) refusing to respond to a request to disclose the exact amount of Duke Energy stock he holds, a watchdog group is running a full-page ad in...

 

Watchdog asks Gov. McCrory to disclose value of Duke Energy stock holdings   |   February 14, 2013
Following a Facing South report that found North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) holds significant amounts of Duke Energy stock, a watchdog group sent him a letter asking him to...

 

Will Gov. McCrory help his friend Duke Energy capture the N.C. Utility Commission?   |   February 13, 2013
This is a critical moment for North Carolina's energy future, as a packed public hearing held in Raleigh this week showed -- and there are growing concerns that the politician...

 

Did Duke Energy's secret talks break the law?   |   January 29, 2013
Last year North Carolina-based Duke Energy became the biggest U.S. electric utility in a $32 billion merger shrouded in charges of deceit -- and new evidence raises fresh...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Duke Energy merger settlements leave watchdogs barking mad   |   December 6, 2012
Date on which Duke Energy settled both the N.C. Utilities Commission's and attorney general's investigations into its controversial $32 billion merger with Progress Energy...

 

Duke Energy submitted improper charges for ratepayers to pick up   |   October 2, 2012
An energy watchdog group reports that Duke Energy submitted improper charges as part of recent North Carolina rate hike cases, including expenses related to lobbying, political...

 

Duke Energy under pressure to disclose hidden ratepayer costs   |   August 20, 2012
An energy watchdog group is pressuring Duke Energy to disclose what could amount to billions of dollars in costs to ratepayers that it kept under wraps until after its takeover of...

 

Backlash over Duke-Progress merger intensifies   |   July 27, 2012
The storm of controversy over Duke Energy's $32 billion merger with Progress Energy is intensifying, with the Charlotte, N.C.-based company facing a credit downgrade,...

 

VOICES: Cover story distracts from real reason Duke Energy merger might fail   |   July 23, 2012
By Jim Warren, NC WARN The Duke-Progress scandal is fascinating for many reasons. But that cover story -- corporate culture and personalities -- was used to distract from several...

 

Duke-Progress merger wins final approval amid scrutiny over secret rate deals, leadership shakeup   |   July 3, 2012
South Carolina regulators approved the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy yesterday, the final step in the North Carolina power giants' quest to create the nation's...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Monkey-wrenching the Duke-Progress merger?   |   June 15, 2012
Date on which two North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill barring the state from approving the proposed merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy until the N.C. Municipal Power...

 

Bringing renewable energy to North Carolina's neediest   |   June 11, 2012
When it comes to promoting green power, a North Carolina energy watchdog is putting its money where its mouth is by launching a campaign to install solar electric and hot water...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Duke Energy takes from the 99%, gives to data giants   |   May 2, 2012
Date on which the energy watchdog group N.C. WARN filed a petition with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to change the way Duke Energy sets its electricity rates: 5/1/2012...

 

Is Duke Energy favoring Wall Street over Main Street?   |   January 17, 2012
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is fighting Duke Energy's proposed 7.2 percent rate hike, arguing that it unfairly favors Wall Street investors while burdening...

 

Will the South be forced to pay for the lessons of Fukushima?   |   November 17, 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to approve the design of a new type of nuclear reactor planned for sites across the South without first incorporating the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Clinging to dirty energy in the South   |   October 13, 2011
Concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere prior to the dawn of the industrial age 200 years ago, as measured in parts per million: 275 Current atmospheric...